Hilary is a Margaret Pyke Marathon Runner!January 4, 2019
In April 2019, Dr Hilary Graffy will challenge herself to undertake one of the world’s top marathons, the London Marathon. Hilary will be running to raise money for the Margaret Pyke Trust, coordinator of the Population & Sustainability Network, to help to improve sexual and reproductive health around the world.
Hilary has wanted to run the London Marathon for years and now, in 2019, she will achieve this goal! She has generously chosen to run for the Margaret Pyke Trust due to its ongoing support of sexual and reproductive health training in Uganda.
Last year, Hilary was working to support staff and patients at Bwindi Community Hospital in south-west Uganda, where the Trust is also working to support sexual and reproductive health training of healthcare workers and provide public education to community members, as part of its USHAPE programme.
“The average number of children a woman living near Bwindi Community Hospital will have is 6.9, and it is much higher in rural areas! I have chosen to run for the Margaret Pyke Trust, a charity supporting ongoing training and resources in sexual and reproductive health at the hospital, as I believe that providing sexual health education as well as improving access to appropriate contraception can help elevate families from poverty. I am proud to be running for them.” explains Hilary.
“We’re thrilled that Hilary has chosen to run the London Marathon for the Margaret Pyke Trust. She will be joining around 36,000 runners in one of the world’s most famous running events, taking her past some of London’s most iconic landmarks, and we’re honoured that she will be running to support the Trust”, said Kat Lloyd, Programmes and Operations Manager at the Margaret Pyke Trust.